Measure may not be building the ultimate flying camera, or drones that drop burritos at your door. But the Washington D.C.-based startup has raised $15 million in a Series B round of funding to fly drones as a service for other businesses that want to do things like conduct inspections, capture videos, or gather other insights from on high. Measure CEO and cofounder Brandon Torres Declet… Read More

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 Selling a suite of online and mobile services for wealth managers and individual investors, Starburst Labs, a new New York-based startup has landed $6.25 million in its first institutional round of financing. A relatively new entrant into the market, Starburst Labs began working on its first product in 2013 and is targeting the independent wealth managers and armchair investors that account for… Read More

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 Berlin-based Neufund has raised €2 million from Christoph Maire’s Atlantic Labs, Klaas Kersting and a group of superangels. Neufund will use the funding to build an open platform for investors to acquire startup equity in the form of tradable crypto tokens. Read More

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 The truth is, ZTE’s Hawkeye phone was one of countless devices that got lost in the insurmountable signal to noise that was CES. And let’s be honest, of all of the far out pitches the company received in the lead up to its first Project CSX crowdfunding device launch, the winner was really one of the more mundane selections. The eye-tracking, adhesive handset hit Kickstarter on… Read More

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 Bringhub, a startup that allows online publishers to add e-commerce capabilities to their stories and ads, is announcing a strategic investment from Integrated Asset Management Limited. You might not be familiar with IAM, but the Hong Kong-based investment firm bought a majority stake in Forbes Media back in 2014. Bringhub, meanwhile, touts its ability to introduce a shopping experience to… Read More

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 OrderGroove, a company helps retailers and brands to sell online by building tools for them to use that are similar to those used by online marketplace Amazon, has raised another $20 million in funding to expand its business. Originally focused on subscription commerce, OrderGroove’s CEO and founder Greg Alvo said the company is looking for the next frontier for frictionless commerce.… Read More

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 Zoom, the cloud video conferencing service, announced a $100 million Series D round, entirely funded by Sequoia. The company also announced a significant update to the product that includes the ability for customers and third parties to build applications on top of the Zoom platform. The company, which was cash-flow positive last quarter, had previously raised $45.5 million. It actually… Read More

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 French startups also attract French politicians. And that’s why France’s former Prime Minister and current presidential candidate François Fillon was there, trying to prove that he understands French startups. François Fillon was Prime Minister from 2007 to 2012 when Nicolas Sarkozy was France’s President. After 2012, he has been pretty quiet for a few years, preparing for… Read More

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 Fintech startup Revolut just added a nifty bill splitting feature. You can now tap on a Revolut expense and request money from your Revolut contacts without having to use a calculator. Swipe on a transaction, hit the split bill button and select your contacts. Other users receive a push notification saying that your friend is asking for some money. When you open the app, you’ll see… Read More

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 Bunkr wanted to build a PowerPoint killer, making it much faster to build beautiful, interactive presentations. But the startup couldn’t attract millions and millions of users, so Synthesio is acquiring Bunkr for an undisclosed amount. The technology will live on and be integrated into Synthesio. Synthesio is a social media monitoring and analytics platform. Big companies use Synthesio… Read More

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 Apple is preparing to increase the price of apps in the UK in its latest move to counteract the impact of Brexit on its business. Read More

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 The rise in on-demand services from the likes of Uber, Lyft and Postmates is fuelling a new workforce of freelancers in the service industry who are not tied to single places of employment and can work hours that are more suitable to them. Now a similar kind of flexibility is finding its way into the world of hourly work, too. Shiftgig — a startup that has built a mobile platform… Read More

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 It was cold and pouring outside as the Uber pulled up at 180 Sutter Street in downtown San Francisco. Inside, a man dressed all in black offered to take my jacket and umbrella as he ushered me through the clinical white lobby to a set of chairs, handing me a bottle of VOSS. I scanned the room, eyeing a bunch of connected fitness tools and fancy skin serums on a glass table in the front… Read More

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 The Raspberry Pi Foundation has upgraded its Compute Module which is designed for embedded computing and industrial users wanting to produce customized products powered by the microprocessor, such as large-format smart displays. Read More

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 Station F is better known as the world’s biggest startup campus. Based in Paris, the huge historical monument is going to have 3,000 desks for tech companies of all kinds. This morning, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg came to Paris to announce that Facebook is going to be one of Station F’s launch partners. Here are all the details. “We talked a lot with this ecosystem and a lot… Read More

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 Timekit, a Danish startup that offers a developer-friendly online booking platform, has closed $1.7 million in seed funding. The round was led by Connect Ventures, with participation from a group of rather noteworthy angel investors. Read More

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 India-based Practo, a startup that helps consumers locate doctors and healthcare information, has closed a $55 million Series D funding round that will fuel expansion into more emerging markets worldwide. Read More

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 Yesterday after the Steelers upset the Chiefs in an AFC playoff game, Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown decided to go on Facebook Live from the locker room to celebrate with his fans. And the fans loved it – he went live for 17 minutes and had almost 900,000 views within just a few hours, before the video was deleted. A player using technology to celebrate directly with his fans… Read More

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 Just a day after it opened an augmented reality lab, China’s internet giant Baidu has beefed up on its AI talent after it announced the hiring of former Microsoft executive Qi Lu as COO. Read More

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 3D printed plastics tend to remain pretty stable over time. For example, your 3D-printed Yoda won’t turn into a Chewbacca head without some severe plastic trauma… until now. Scientists at MIT have created a 3D printing technique that allows you to change the polymers in an object after printing. This means you can grow or shrink and object, change its color, and even change its… Read More

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